Our People

Merv StarkMerv Stark
Former Consul Commercial, Senior Trade Commissioner & Regional Director – North Asia for the New Zealand Government’s Economic Development agency – NZTE. Merv personally devised and developed the “New Zealand Focus "concept which the NZ Govt established in Hong Kong in September 2005. Merv also directed the NZ Governments major strategic projects in North Asia. He was the architect of the Government's "Asia Strategy Plan" for the advancement of NZ interests in North Asia.

Merv has an extensive international business career, the last 20 years based in Asia. He is experienced in establishing business operations, company restructuring, mergers and acquisitions in foreign markets, including dealing with foreign regulatory bodies in Asia. He has an understanding of and empathy with Asian cultures and business practices.

Wendy YuenWendy Yuen
Former Director, New Zealand Focus Complex in Hong Kong. 'NZ Focus' was a New Zealand Government initiative. Wendy was a Trade Development Executive with New Zealand Trade and Enterprise for a period of 2 years before accepting the challenge to oversee the design, build and fit out of the NZ$2 million project. Once completed, Wendy directed the Complex that encompassed a Retail shop, Demonstration Centre, Exhibition space and Reception centre.

Wendy has visited New Zealand frequently and has engaged directly with many NZ exporters to assess their 'export readiness' and to guide them on entry to Hong Kong and China markets. Wendy joined NZTE in 2003 and remained until the closure of the focus centre in Dec 2010.

Prior to joining NZTE, Wendy was Assistant Vice President of the iron ore department, one of the commodity trading divisions of Noble Group Ltd. Before that, Wendy was the Office Manager for Herbalife International Ltd., the Regional office of Asia. In the past, Wendy has held several administrative and business development positions, where she gained a wide range of experience within leading corporations in Hong Kong.

Nick EwartNick Ewart
Born and raised in New Zealand, and trained as a Physiotherapist in Auckland before travelling overseas to complete his Master of Science degree at the University of Alberta in Canada. After living and working in London for two years, Nick then returned to Auckland where he is engaged as a Sports Physiotherapist. Nick has been fortunate to be able to combine his career and love of sport by working as a Physiotherapist with the Auckland Cricket Team and the Auckland Rugby Union, as well as a number ofother national and international sports teams.

For the last ten years Nick has also been involved in the development, marketing and export of New Zealand honey, skin care and health products. This is a natural extension of his work as a Sports Physiotherapist, and Nick is proud to be part of the New Zealand production of the finest and most sought-after health and beauty products in the world.